The sky’s the limit for Shenfield vet nurse

Best Friends Veterinary Group Gemma vet nurseGemma Reeve, head nurse at Best Friends Veterinary Group in Shenfield, will jump out of a plane at 13,000 feet in aid of Farleigh Hospice in Chelmsford in memory of her grandad.

The jump will take place July 21st at Norfolk Beccles Airfield and she will be accompanied by her dad Steven Reeve.

They are aiming to raise £650 for Farleigh Hospice which is a registered charity and has been providing hospice care to the people of mid Essex since 1982. Gemma’s grandad regularly donated to the charity and was a long-time supporter of its work.

Gemma has been in the veterinary profession for 13 years and has been head nurse at Best Friend’s Shenfield branch since 2017.

“Farleigh Hospice is a fantastic charity that raises vital funds to provide care and support for those with life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing general and bereavement support for affected family and friends,” said Gemma.

“It costs Farleigh Hospice £16,039 a day to provide their much-needed services and this is why we want to do what we can to help.

She added: “Grandad was an amazing man, full of knowledge and funny stories. He was an aircraft engineer in the Navy and had a huge passion for planes, so we thought a skydive would be the perfect thing to do in his memory to raise as much as we can for this worthy cause.

“As well as July 21st being our jump day, it is also my Dad’s birthday and beating our fundraising target would be an amazing present.”

Gemma added: “I have had overwhelming support so far from my team at Best Friends and from VetPartners and I’m determined to do my grandad proud.”

Any donations can be made through Gemma’s fundraising page which can be found here.